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Using news reports, company press releases, state data and original reporting, we're keeping track of the coronavirus's effect on the meatpacking industry, including positive cases among workers and employee deaths. We've also incorporated figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on May 1 (but the figures appear to be outdated; see the methodology below).

We'll continue updating through the outbreak.

As of May 21, there have been at least 15,800 reported positive cases tied to meatpacking facilities in at least 193 plants in 32 states, and at least 63 reported worker deaths at 31 plants in 18 states.

("Tied to" includes positive tests among workers and people who interacted with workers, such as family members; it's primarily workers who have tested positive. We are not including in the count incidents where "many," "numerous," etc. were used, and we're rounding down if numbers are reported as approximate. Read our methodology below the database.)

You can search by company name, location or type: closure, positive test(s), worker death(s), or worker action (such as walking out or calling in sick en masse). It also includes the type of meat processed at the facility and its USDA establishment number.

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closureGreeleyColoradoJBSuntil April 27, now set to reopen April 24n/an/abeefM969+V9694/10/2020JBS press release, Greeley Tribune, CBS4 Denverhttps://jbssa.com/about/news/2020/04-13/#.XpTX5Zoh3Swhttps://www.greeleytribune.com/news/jbs-to-close-through-april-24-after-being-ordered-to-close-through-wednesday-by-weld-state-health-departments/https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/04/23/coronavirus-jbs-greeley-meat-plant/
closureMilfordDelawarePerdue Farmsset to reopen March 31n/an/apoultryP13183/30/2020Cape Gazettehttps://www.capegazette.com/article/perdue-closes-milford-plant-wake-coronavirus-cases/200187
closureAuroraIllinoisAurora Packing Counknownn/an/abeefM7884/2020Reutershttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-meat-factbox-idUSKCN21V09W?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook
closureRochelleIllinoisHormel Foodstwo weeksn/an/aporkM1992+P187694/2020Meat+Poultryhttps://www.meatpoultry.com/articles/22970-hormel-foods-closes-two-plants-due-to-covid-19
closureSt. CharlesIllinoisSmithfield Foodstemporaryn/an/aporkn/a4/24/2020Kane County Health Department press releaseh/t Grace Hauck, USA Today; Smithfield would not confirm whether employee(s) had tested positivehttps://www.kanehealth.com/Latest-News/KANE%20CO%20HEALTH%20PRESS%20RELEASE%20-%20KCHD%20Issues%20Closure%20Order%20to%20Smithfield%20Foods%20Due%20to%20COVID-19%20Concerns.pdf
closureMonmouthIllinoisSmithfield Foodstemporaryn/an/aporkM717M4/25/2020Peoria Journal Star, Smithfield Foods press releasehttps://www.pjstar.com/news/20200425/smithfield-shutdown-will-hurt-monmouthhttps://smithfieldfoods.gcs-web.com/node/28711/pdf
closureLogansportIndianaTyson Foods14 days, opening early Mayn/an/aporkM244I4/21/2020RTV6 Indianapolis, ABC57, AP, Tyson Foods press releasehttps://www.theindychannel.com/news/coronavirus/production-resumes-at-tyson-in-logansport-after-additional-cleaninghttps://abc57.com/news/15-employees-at-indiana-meat-packing-plant-test-positive-for-covid-19-causing-temporary-shutdownhttps://apnews.com/f269d7479059e8dddb9bc49911cf3805https://www.tysonfoods.com/news/news-releases/2020/5/joint-statement-tyson-fresh-meats-resuming-operations-logansport-ind
closureOrlandIndianaMiller Poultry1 day (May 4)n/an/apoultryP395/4/2020WPTA21https://wpta21.com/2020/05/03/steuben-county-chicken-plant-hit-by-coronavirus/
closureColumbus JunctionIowaTyson Foodstwo weeks, reopened April 20n/an/aporkM244L+V244L4/6/2020DTN, Tyson press releasehttps://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/world-policy/article/2020/04/06/two-iowa-plants-suspend-operationshttps://www.tysonfoods.com/news/news-releases/2020/4/tyson-foods-ceo-provides-update-efforts-address-covid-19https://www.tysonfoods.com/news/news-releases/2020/4/tyson-fresh-meats-resume-limited-operations-columbus-junction-pork-plant
closureTamaIowaNational Beef Packing Countil April 20n/an/abeefM8+V84/13/2020Reuters, APhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-meat-factbox-idUSKCN21V09W?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebookhttps://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/iowa/articles/2020-04-13/iowa-beef-plant-suspends-operations-after-workers-get-virus
closureEsthervilleIowaRedwood Farms Meat Processorsuntil further noticen/an/aporkM21898+V218984/21/2020Radio Iowahttps://www.radioiowa.com/2020/04/21/estherville-pork-plant-stops-production-for-cleaning-after-coronavirus-case/
closureWaterlooIowaTyson Foodsindefinitely, reopening May 7n/an/aporkM21397+P213974/22/2020Tyson Foods press releaseshttps://www.tysonfoods.com/news/news-releases/2020/4/tyson-foods-indefinitely-suspend-waterloo-operationshttps://www.tysonfoods.com/news/news-releases/2020/5/tyson-fresh-meats-resume-waterloo-iowa-operations
closureWest LibertyIowaWest Liberty Foods5 days, April 9-14n/an/apork, beef, turkey, poultryM5533+P5533+V55334/9/2020The Gazettehttps://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/business/52-at-west-liberty-foods-meat-processing-plant-test-positive-for-coronavirus-20200424
closureLime SpringsIowaUpper Iowa Beef1 dayn/an/abeefM453214/1/2020KCCI8 Des Moineshttps://www.kcci.com/article/upper-iowa-beef-meat-processing-facility-confirms-covid-19-outbreak/32468267
closureAlmaKansasHormel Foodstwo weeksn/an/ameat/poultryM7000+P70004/2020Meat+Poultryhttps://www.meatpoultry.com/articles/22970-hormel-foods-closes-two-plants-due-to-covid-19
closureDodge CityKansasNational Beef Packing Co3 days, April 16-21unknownn/abeefM86K4/16/2020KAKEhttp://www.kake.com/story/42026050/kansas-meatpacking-plants-have-coronavirus-cases-and-stay-open-amid-safety-concerns
closureOwensboroKentuckySpecialty Foods GroupMay 3-11n/an/apork, turkeyM7467+P74675/3/2020WFIE-TVhttps://www.wbko.com/content/news/Western-Kentucky-meat-processing-plants-close-for-cleaning-570138221.html
closureRobardsKentuckyTyson FoodsApril 30-May 3n/an/apoultryP195144/30/2020WFIE-TVhttps://www.wbko.com/content/news/Western-Kentucky-meat-processing-plants-close-for-cleaning-570138221.html
closureFarmervilleLouisianaFoster Farms1 dayn/an/apoultry, turkeyM33901+P339013/27/2020KNOE8 Newsh/t Alexandra Hall, KQEDhttps://www.knoe.com/content/news/Farmerville-plant-employees-fearful-of-COVID-19-spread-569267771.html
closurePortlandMaineTyson FoodsMay 2-7n/an/apoultryn/a5/2/2020Press Herald, WGME13https://www.pressherald.com/2020/05/01/portland-poultry-plant-to-be-idled-3-days-because-of-covid-19-outbreak/#https://wgme.com/news/coronavirus/tyson-foods-plant-to-re-open-in-portland-thursday-after-51-covid-19-cases
closureQuincyMichiganConagraApril 28-May 3n/an/ameatM44A+P44A4/28/2020reporting from Don Reid, USA Today Network (Coldwater Daily Reporter/Hillsdale Daily News/Sturgis Journal )
closurePlainwellMichiganJBSApril 16-17n/an/abeefM562M4/16/2020WHTC-AM/FM, Michigan Livehttps://whtc.com/news/articles/2020/apr/28/answers-sought-at-covid-19-stricken-plant-in-plainwell/1011971/https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2020/04/60-coronavirus-cases-1-death-at-plainwell-meat-plant.html
closureWorthingtonMinnesotaJBSindefinitely (limited reopening 4/29 to euthenize hogs)n/an/aporkM3W+V3W4/20/2020JBS press releasehttps://jbssa.com/about/news/2020/04-20/https://jbssa.com/about/news/2020/04-29/
closureMartin CityMissouriSmithfield Foodsonce Sioux Falls, SD, plant is running againn/an/aporkM509K+P509K4/15/2020Smithfield Foods press releasehttps://www.smithfieldfoods.com/press-room/company-news/smithfield-foods-to-close-two-additional-meat-processing-facilities
closureCaliforniaMissouriBurgers SmokehouseApril 22-30n/an/aporkM1161+P11614/22/2020AP, Burkers Smokehouse press releaseh/t Sebastian Martinez, KBIAhttps://apnews.com/5ac536a2684368531c48ee1be0719f7f
closureDakota CityNebraskaTyson FoodsMay 1-4n/an/abeefM245C+V245C5/1/2020Tyson Foods press releasehttps://www.tysonfoods.com/news/news-releases/2020/4/tyson-fresh-meats-temporarily-pausing-production-dakota-city-neb-beef
closureMadisonNebraskaTyson Foodstemporary, possibly until May 6-7n/an/aporkM21276+P212765/4/2020Omaha World-Heraldhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/fremont-chicken-plant-worker-dies-plants-in-madison-schuyler-to-close-temporarily/article_0791f20a-f47f-5c0e-9c9a-ede2ab0fd0a2.html
closureSchuylerNebraskaCargilltemporary, possibly May 18n/an/abeefM86M5/4/2020Omaha World-HeraldMidwest Center confirmedhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/fremont-chicken-plant-worker-dies-plants-in-madison-schuyler-to-close-temporarily/article_0791f20a-f47f-5c0e-9c9a-ede2ab0fd0a2.html
closureSoudertonPennsylvaniaJBStwo weeks, opening April 16n/an/abeefM13114/2/2020CNNhttps://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/business/meat-plant-closures-coronavirus/index.html
closureHazeltonPennsylvaniaCargillunknownn/an/abeef, porkM86P+P86P4/2020CNNhttps://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/business/meat-plant-closures-coronavirus/index.html
closureMifflintownPennsylvaniaEmpire Koshertwo weeksn/an/apoultryM1015+P10154/2/2020Lewistown Sentinelhttps://www.lewistownsentinel.com/news/local-news/2020/04/empire-kosher-closed-for-2-weeks/
closureKing of PrussiaPennsylvaniaCTI Foodsunknownn/an/ameat/poultryM2069+P7124/2020APhttps://cumberlink.com/news/state-and-regional/meat-plants-shut-down-in-pa-with-workers-testing-positive-for-covid-19/article_bc6bd111-5023-5699-b557-48891e1fe0a7.html
closureSioux FallsSouth DakotaSmithfield Foodsindefinitely, now reopening May 4n/an/aporkM17D+P7613+V17D4/12/2020CNN, Smithfield Foods press release, AP, Argus Leaderhttps://www.cnn.com/2020/04/12/business/meat-plant-closures-smithfield/index.htmlhttps://www.smithfieldfoods.com/press-room/company-news/smithfield-foods-to-close-sioux-falls-sd-plant-indefinitely-amid-covid-19https://apnews.com/0cd7680d2d221944ed05f86691bb3537https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2020/05/02/union-smithfield-foods-sioux-falls-partially-reopen-monday/3071666001/
closureDallasTexasQuality Sausagereopened May 8n/an/asausageM5666+P5666+V56664/24/2020Dallas Morning Newshttps://www.dallasnews.com/business/local-companies/2020/04/28/dallas-meat-plant-workers-say-company-refused-to-close-despite-covid-19-outbreak/https://www.dallasnews.com/business/local-companies/2020/05/08/west-dallas-meat-processing-plant-to-reopen-after-worker-deaths-and-illnesses/
closureTemperancevilleVirginiaTyson Foods3 days, back to work April 27n/an/apoultryP8064/24/2020Delmarva Now, Washington Posthttps://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/virginia/2020/04/24/tyson-foods-closes-virginia-shore-plant-deep-cleaning/3019657001/https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virus-spread-at-virginia-chicken-plants-alarms-health-officials/2020/04/28/7ef459d4-898e-11ea-ac8a-fe9b8088e101_story.html
closureWallulaWashingtonTyson Foods12 days, reopening May 5n/an/abeefM9268+V92684/24/2020Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Tyson Foods press releasesTyson said it "halt(ed) production" temporarily herehttps://www.union-bulletin.com/news/health_fitness/coronavirus/tyson-reopens-today-with-some-tests-still-lingering/article_f590b773-6f7d-5829-b5a3-917fcb84f71c.htmlhttps://www.tysonfoods.com/news/news-releases/2020/4/tyson-fresh-meats-testing-pasco-wash-team-members-covid-19-temporarily
closureCudahyWisconsinSmithfield Foodstwo weeksn/an/a4/15/2020Smithfield Foods press releasehttps://www.smithfieldfoods.com/press-room/company-news/smithfield-foods-to-close-two-additional-meat-processing-facilities
closureGreen BayWisconsinJBStemporary, opening May 5n/an/abeefM5624/26/2020JBS press release, Green Bay Press Gazettehttps://jbssa.com/about/news/2020/04-26/#.XqdhzS2ZO_shttps://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2020/05/04/coronavirus-brown-county-jbs-reopen-green-bay-plant-tuesday/3079565001/
closureSalemOhioFresh Markmore than a weekn/an/aporkM15700+P157004/13/2020WKBNhttps://www.wkbn.com/news/coronavirus/fresh-mark-plant-in-salem-remains-closed-this-week-due-to-covid-19/
closureDelphiIndianaIndiana Packers Corpmore than a week, reopened May 8n/an/aporkM17564unknownFOX59https://fox59.com/news/indiana-packers-reopens-delphi-meat-processing-plant-friday/
closureWilkesboroNorth CarolinaTyson FoodsMay 9-12n/an/apoultryM7478+P15/9/2020WBTVhttps://www.wbtv.com/2020/05/09/wilkesboro-tyson-chicken-plant-shut-down-after-covid-outbreak/
closureMelroseMinnesotaJennie-OApril 24-28, reopened week of May 4n/an/aturkey, poultryM544+P5444/24/2020Minneapolis Star Tribunehttps://www.startribune.com/covid-19-cases-hit-194-at-pilgrim-s-pride-plant/570392152/
closureWillmarMinnesotaJennie-OApril 24-28, reopened week of May 4n/an/aturkey, poultryM7760+P77604/24/2020Minneapolis Star Tribunehttps://www.startribune.com/covid-19-cases-hit-194-at-pilgrim-s-pride-plant/570392152/
closureWillmarMinnesotaJennie-OApril 24-28n/an/aturkey, poultryM18866+P5514/24/2020Minneapolis Star Tribunehttps://www.startribune.com/covid-19-cases-hit-194-at-pilgrim-s-pride-plant/570392152/
closureHoltonKansasJohnsonvilletemporaryn/an/abeefM5536+P55365/13/2020APhttps://www.ksn.com/news/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-kansas/kansas-meatpacking-plant-shuts-down-amid-covid-19-cases/
closureAmarilloTexasTyson FoodsMay 16-17n/an/abeefM245E5/16/2020Austin American-Statesmanhttps://www.statesman.com/news/20200517/coronavirus-in-texas-lsquowersquore-all-on-same-side-this-is-life-and-deathrsquo
positive test(s)AlbertvilleAlabamaWayne Farmsn/a75n/apoultryP1317+V1317unknownAL.comMidwest Center reporting confirmedhttps://www.al.com/news/2020/04/chicken-plant-reports-75-coronavirus-cases-one-death.html
positive test(s)DothanAlabamaWayne Farmsn/a1n/apoultryP7342+V7342unknownWDHN-TVhttps://www.dothanfirst.com/news/top-stories/dothan-wayne-farms-employee-tests-positive-for-covid-19-several-more-in-jack-facility/
positive test(s)JackAlabamaWayne Farmsn/a"several"n/apoultryP7485+V7485unknownWDHN-TVhttps://www.dothanfirst.com/news/top-stories/dothan-wayne-farms-employee-tests-positive-for-covid-19-several-more-in-jack-facility/https://www.dothanfirst.com/news/male-employee-tests-positive-for-covid-19-at-coffee-county-wayne-farms-facility/
positive test(s)GuntersvilleAlabamaJBSn/aunknownn/apoultryP192unknownMidwest Center reporting, WHNT-19Anita McBurnett, director of the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency, confirmed to Midwest Centerhttps://whnt.com/news/pilgrims-pride-says-some-employees-tested-positive-for-covid-19/
positive test(s)Phenix CityAlabamaAlaTrade Inc.n/a4n/apoultryP34453unknownWRBL-TVhttps://www.wrbl.com/news/health/coronavirus/phenix-city-poultry-plant-puts-emphasis-on-cleanliness-sanitizing-during-covid-19-pandemic/
positive test(s)DemopolisAlabamaFoster Farmsn/a11n/apoultryM7322+P7322unknownAL.comhttps://www.al.com/news/2020/05/do-i-have-the-right-to-know-if-my-coworker-tests-positive-for-coronavirus.html
positive test(s)Forrest CityArkansasBoar's Headn/a2; total of 64 cases in unknown number of plantsn/ameat/poultryM19575+P19575unknownArkansas Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas Timeshttps://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/may/12/2-workers-forrest-city-meat-processing-plant-test-/https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2020/05/11/arkansas-poultry-workers-amid-the-coronavirus-were-not-essential-were-expendable
positive test(s)FresnoCaliforniaFoster Farmsn/a1n/apoultryP6137AunknownKQEDh/t Alexandra Hall, KQEDhttps://www.kqed.org/news/11814052/foster-farms-worker-tests-positive-for-covid-19-fresno-plant-stays-open
positive test(s)GreeleyColoradoJBSn/a316n/abeefM969+V969unknownGreeley Tribune, Reuters, Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environmenthttps://www.greeleytribune.com/news/jbs-to-close-through-april-24-after-being-ordered-to-close-through-wednesday-by-weld-state-health-departments/https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-meat-focus/elbow-to-elbow-north-america-meat-plant-workers-fall-ill-walk-off-jobs-idUSKCN21V0WMhttps://covid19.colorado.gov/outbreak-datahttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)Fort MorganColoradoCargilln/a68n/abeefM86RunknownColorado Dept of Public Health and Environmenthttps://covid19.colorado.gov/outbreak-data
positive test(s)Adams CountyColoradoRocky Mountain Natural Meatsn/a18n/abisonM20247+V20247unknownColorado Dept of Public Health and Environmenthttps://covid19.colorado.gov/data/outbreak-data
positive test(s)Weld CountyColoradoMountain States Rosen Companyn/a9n/alambM19652unknownColorado Dept of Public Health and Environmenthttps://covid19.colorado.gov/data/outbreak-data
positive test(s)Denver CountyColoradoEmpire Meats Denver Processingn/a20n/ameatn/aunknownColorado Dept of Public Health and Environmenthttps://covid19.colorado.gov/data/outbreak-data
positive test(s)Denver CountyColoradoColorado Premiumn/a7n/abeefM4891+P4891unknownColorado Dept of Public Health and Environmenthttps://covid19.colorado.gov/data/outbreak-data
positive test(s)MilfordDelawarePerdue Farmsn/asee total for Delawaren/apoultryP1318unknownCape Gazettehttps://www.capegazette.com/article/perdue-closes-milford-plant-wake-coronavirus-cases/200187
positive test(s)SelbyvilleDelawareMountaire Farmsn/asee total for Delawaren/apoultryM667+P667unknownDelmarva Now, Delaware Onlinehttps://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/delaware/2020/04/01/mountaire-farms-confirms-covid-19-case-possible-exposure-15-employees/5102127002/https://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/virginia/2020/04/24/tyson-foods-closes-virginia-shore-plant-deep-cleaning/3019657001/https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2020/04/28/southern-delaware-councilman-testing-chicken-plant-workers-dumb-idea/3039276001/
positive test(s)unknownDelawareunknownn/a1 of 6 plants w/ 336 positive cases, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownDelawareunknownn/a1 of 6 plants w/ 336 positive cases, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownDelawareunknownn/a1 of 6 plants w/ 336 positive cases, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownDelawareunknownn/a1 of 6 plants w/ 336 positive cases, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)PerryGeorgiaPerdue Farmsn/aat least 1; see total number AJC reportedn/apoultryP212343/28/202013WMAZ, Perdue Farms press releasehttps://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/perdue-farms-in-perry-confirms-covid-19-case/93-23bc9dd6-f392-4e68-918f-e9853b770aabhttps://corporate.perduefarms.com/news/press-releases/perdue-farms-confirms-positive-case-of-covid-19/
positive test(s)CamillaGeorgiaTyson Foodsn/a"many"; see total number AJC reportedn/apoultryP2686unknownRetail, Wholesale and Department Store Union press release; OSHA complaint dataOSHA complaint says "some" employees tested positivehttps://www.rwdsu.info/poultry_industry_s_delayed_covid_19_response_is_killing_america_s_essential_workers_protect_them_now
positive test(s)MoultrieGeorgiaSanderson Farmsn/a15; see total number AJC reportedn/apoultryP32182unknownWTXL Tallahasseehttps://www.wtxl.com/news/local-news/more-than-400-employees-at-sanderson-farms-plant-in-moultrie-sent-home-due-to-covid-19-concerns
positive test(s)CorneliaGeorgiaFieldale Farmsn/aAJC reported 388 total employees tested positiven/apoultryP1250unknownAtlanta Journal-Constitution: "Obtained from hospitals and poultry plants, the data do not identify the workers or say where they contracted COVID-19." Until I figure out how many plants are involved, keeping this in one row.87 total employees tested positive at Fieldale's 3 plants in Murrayville, Gainvesville and Corneliahttps://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/hundreds-georgia-poultry-workers-have-tested-positive-for-covid/K0vGYEGTSbvAYIeU3I6qtM/
positive test(s)GainesvilleGeorgiaFieldale Farmsn/asee total AJC reportedn/apoultryM12650+P12650unknownAtlanta Journal-Constitution87 total employees tested positive at Fieldale's 3 plants in Murrayville, Gainvesville and Corneliahttps://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/hundreds-georgia-poultry-workers-have-tested-positive-for-covid/K0vGYEGTSbvAYIeU3I6qtM/
positive test(s)MurrayvilleGeorgiaFieldale Farmsn/asee total AJC reportedn/apoultryP1257unknownAtlanta Journal-Constitution87 total employees tested positive at Fieldale's 3 plants in Murrayville, Gainvesville and Corneliahttps://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/hundreds-georgia-poultry-workers-have-tested-positive-for-covid/K0vGYEGTSbvAYIeU3I6qtM/
positive test(s)unknownGeorgiaunknownn/a1 of 14 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownGeorgiaunknownn/a1 of 14 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownGeorgiaunknownn/a1 of 14 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownGeorgiaunknownn/a1 of 14 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownGeorgiaunknownn/a1 of 14 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownGeorgiaunknownn/a1 of 14 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownGeorgiaunknownn/a1 of 14 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownGeorgiaunknownn/a1 of 14 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)MonmouthIllinoisSmithfield Foodsn/a3n/aporkM717MunknownPeoria Journal Starhttps://www.pjstar.com/news/20200417/three-workers-at-smithfield-foods-in-monmouth-test-positive-for-covid-19
positive test(s)RochelleIllinoisHormel Foodsn/a24n/aporkM1992+P18769unknownMeat+Poultryhttps://www.meatpoultry.com/articles/22970-hormel-foods-closes-two-plants-due-to-covid-19
positive test(s)Chicago (South Side)IllinoisRose Packingn/a21n/apork, beef, turkey, poultryM251+P6930unknownABC7 Chicagohttps://abc7chicago.com/rose-packing-meat-packaging-plant-outbreak-coronavirus-food/6114075/
positive test(s)BolingbrookIllinoisWest Liberty Foodsn/a2n/apork, beef, turkey, poultryM45431+P45431unknownWest Liberty Foods Twitter accounthttps://twitter.com/westlibfoods/status/1253731048174817296
positive test(s)St. CharlesIllinoisSmithfield Foodsn/aat least 20n/aporkn/aunknownABC7 ChicagoWorkers told ABC7 Chicago there were "at least 20," Smithfield would not confirmhttps://abc7chicago.com/health/family-st-charles-smithfield-foods-worker-dies-from-covid-19/6133706/
positive test(s)JoslinIllinoisTyson Foodsn/a113n/abeefM245JunknownRock Island County (IL) Health Department press release, Midwest Center reportinghttp://richd.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/042920covidmediarelease.pdf
positive test(s)RantoulIllinoisRantoul Foodsn/a87n/aporkM35unknownMidwest Center reportinghttps://investigatemidwest.org/2020/05/04/meat-plant-in-central-illinois-sees-outbreak/
positive test(s)LogansportIndianaTyson Foodsn/a890n/aporkM244IunknownABC57, Indianapolis Star, AP, WISH-TVhttps://abc57.com/news/15-employees-at-indiana-meat-packing-plant-test-positive-for-covid-19-causing-temporary-shutdownhttps://www.indystar.com/story/news/environment/2020/04/24/indiana-tyson-plant-other-closures-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-could-create-pork-shortages/3012235001/https://apnews.com/f269d7479059e8dddb9bc49911cf3805https://www.wishtv.com/news/nearly-900-at-tyson-foods-plant-test-positive-for-coronavirus/
positive test(s)DelphiIndianaIndiana Packers Corpn/a301n/aporkM17564unknownIndianapolis Star, FOX59https://www.indystar.com/story/news/environment/2020/04/24/indiana-tyson-plant-other-closures-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-could-create-pork-shortages/3012235001/https://fox59.com/news/indiana-packers-reopens-delphi-meat-processing-plant-friday/
positive test(s)OrlandIndianaMiller Poultryn/a6n/apoultryP39unknownWPTA21https://wpta21.com/2020/05/03/steuben-county-chicken-plant-hit-by-coronavirus/
positive test(s)Columbus JunctionIowaTyson Foodsn/a221n/aporkM244L+V244LunknownDes Moines Register, Iowa Governor press releases, WHO-TV, The Courierhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2020/04/15/testing-rural-iowa-covid-19-coronavirus-tyson-food-pork-processing/5136043002/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatodaycomnation-topstorieshttps://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/additional-covid-19-cases-in-iowa-additional-death-confirmed-3https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/additional-covid-19-cases-in-iowa-additional-death-confirmed-4https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/additional-covid-19-cases-in-iowa-additional-deaths-confirmed-11https://whotv.com/news/covid-19-state-of-iowa-releases-new-details-on-workplace-outbreaks/https://wcfcourier.com/news/local/19-new-iowa-coronavirus-deaths-watch-now/article_5e4baaad-f130-5199-ab94-b2e21580dae5.html
positive test(s)TamaIowaNational Beef Packing Con/a258n/abeefM8+V8unknownDTN, Reuters, AP, Iowa Governor press releases, WHO-TV, The Courierhttps://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/world-policy/article/2020/04/06/two-iowa-plants-suspend-operationshttps://khqa.com/news/coronavirus/beef-processing-to-stop-after-workers-infected-with-coronavirushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-meat-factbox-idUSKCN21V09W?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebookhttps://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-iowa-beef-plant-coronavirus-outbreak-20200420-2eqlcnpw55gypj2sncryctit4q-story.htmlhttps://whotv.com/news/covid-19-state-of-iowa-releases-new-details-on-workplace-outbreaks/https://wcfcourier.com/news/local/19-new-iowa-coronavirus-deaths-watch-now/article_5e4baaad-f130-5199-ab94-b2e21580dae5.html
positive test(s)WaterlooIowaTyson Foodsn/a1031n/aporkM21397+P21397unknownDes Moines Register, The CourierDes Moines Register: "About 90% of the 1,326 people testing positive for COVID-19 in Black Hawk County are tied to the Tyson pork processing plant, health officials have said."https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/17/tyson-foods-officials-call-plant-close-over-coronavirus-cases/5158361002/https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/health/2020/04/16/iowa-kim-reynolds-suspects-coronavirus-outbreak-waterloo-plant-tyson-workers-safety-covid-19/5145443002/https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2020/04/29/trump-order-reopen-meat-packing-plants-create-anxiety-waterloo-farmers-who-face-destroying-pigs/3047760001/https://wcfcourier.com/news/local/19-new-iowa-coronavirus-deaths-watch-now/article_5e4baaad-f130-5199-ab94-b2e21580dae5.htmlhttps://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2020/05/07/infected-workers-waterloo-plant-more-than-double-earlier-figure/3092376001/
positive test(s)PerryIowaTyson Foodsn/a730n/aporkM244P+V244PunknownWOI-TV, WHO-TVKCCI8 Des Moines: Tyson won't release numbers to city https://www.kcci.com/article/perry-demands-information-on-tyson-plants-covid-19-cases/32348090https://www.weareiowa.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/perry-tyson-foods-inc-plant-coronavirus-covid-19-iowa/524-f5fc8634-9af9-4a4d-9003-71390ff3d709https://whotv.com/news/covid-19-state-of-iowa-releases-new-details-on-workplace-outbreaks/
positive test(s)Eagle GroveIowaPrestage Foodsn/a25n/aporkM51340+V51340unknownDes Moines Registerhttps://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/health/2020/04/20/coronavirus-iowa-live-updates-covid-19-positive-tests-deaths-map-data-graphics-shutdown-reopening/2976623001/https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/health/2020/04/20/coronavirus-iowa-live-updates-covid-19-positive-tests-deaths-map-data-graphics-shutdown-reopening/2976623001/
positive test(s)MarshalltownIowaJBSn/a34n/aporkM3S+V3SunknownDes Moines Registerhttps://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/health/2020/04/20/coronavirus-iowa-live-updates-covid-19-positive-tests-deaths-map-data-graphics-shutdown-reopening/2976623001/
positive test(s)EsthervilleIowaRedwood Farms Meat Processorsn/a1n/aporkM21898+V21898unknownRadio Iowahttps://www.radioiowa.com/2020/04/21/estherville-pork-plant-stops-production-for-cleaning-after-coronavirus-case/
positive test(s)West LibertyIowaWest Liberty Foodsn/a71n/apork, beef, turkey, poultryM5533+P5533+V5533unknownWest Liberty Foods Twitter account (The Gazette, local paper, used this as source; company's website links to this Twitter account)https://twitter.com/westlibfoods/status/1253731048174817296https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/business/52-at-west-liberty-foods-meat-processing-plant-test-positive-for-coronavirus-20200424
positive test(s)Lime SpringsIowaUpper Iowa Beefn/a4n/abeefM45321unknownKCCI8 Des Moineshttps://www.kcci.com/article/upper-iowa-beef-meat-processing-facility-confirms-covid-19-outbreak/32468267
positive test(s)AlmaKansasHormel Foodsn/a1n/ameat/poultryM7000+P7000unknownMeat+Poultryhttps://www.meatpoultry.com/articles/22970-hormel-foods-closes-two-plants-due-to-covid-19
positive test(s)Dodge CityKansasNational Beef Packing Con/aunknownn/abeefM262unknownKAKEhttp://www.kake.com/story/42026050/kansas-meatpacking-plants-have-coronavirus-cases-and-stay-open-amid-safety-concerns
positive test(s)LiberalKansasNational Beef Packing Con/aunknownn/abeefM208AunknownKAKEhttp://www.kake.com/story/42026050/kansas-meatpacking-plants-have-coronavirus-cases-and-stay-open-amid-safety-concerns
positive test(s)Dodge CityKansasCargilln/a288n/abeefM86KunknownKAKE, Dodge City Daily Globe, Midwest Center reportingUFCW union worker at plant said the number at a conference callhttp://www.kake.com/story/42026050/kansas-meatpacking-plants-have-coronavirus-cases-and-stay-open-amid-safety-concernshttps://www.dodgeglobe.com/news/20200408/national-beef-confirms-covid-19-case-outlines-safety-steps
positive test(s)EmporiaKansasTyson Foodsn/a34n/abeef, pork, poultryM245D+P245D+V245DunknownWIBW13https://www.wibw.com/content/news/COVID-19-cluster-confirmed-at-Emporia-Tyson-plant-569787941.html
positive test(s)Arkansas CityKansasCreekstone Farms Premium Beefn/a1n/abeefM27unknownKWCH-TVKansas City Star: Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman said 6 facilities have outbreaks, didn't provide nameshttps://www.kansas.com/news/coronavirus/article242279426.html#adnrb=900000https://www.kwch.com/content/news/Employee-at-Ark-City-meat-processing-plant-tests-positive-for-COVID-19-570424791.html
positive test(s)HoltonKansasJohnsonvillen/a5n/abeefM5536+P5536unknownKSNT-TVhttps://www.ksnt.com/health/coronavirus/holtons-johnsonville-plant-to-temporarily-close-due-to-coronavirus/
positive test(s)RobardsKentuckyTyson Foodsn/a95n/apoultryP19514unknownCourier and Press, WEHT-TV, WFPL (KY public radio), WFIE-TV, WEHT-TV, WKY FM (NPR affiliate)Henderson County, KYhttps://www.courierpress.com/story/news/2020/04/22/tyson-foods-robards-wont-discuss-number-workers-hit-covid-19/3000514001/https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/local-news/covid-19-cases-confirmed-at-ky-tyson-plant/https://wfpl.org/kentucky-meatpacking-plants-new-coronavirus-hotspots-with-dozens-of-cases/https://www.wbko.com/content/news/Western-Kentucky-meat-processing-plants-close-for-cleaning-570138221.htmlhttps://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/coronavirus-watch/coronavirus-watch-kentucky/covid-19-cases-increase-at-3-ky-meat-processing-facilities/https://www.wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-meat-processing-plants-confronting-covid-19
positive test(s)CromwellKentuckyPerdue Farmsn/a281n/apoultryP19112unknownWFPL, Ohio Valley Resource, WFIE-TV, WEHT-TV, WKU FM (NPR affiliate)Ohio Countyhttps://wfpl.org/kentucky-meatpacking-plants-new-coronavirus-hotspots-with-dozens-of-cases/https://ohiovalleyresource.org/2020/04/27/one-worker-dead-more-than-200-infected-as-coronavirus-hits-ky-meatpackers/https://www.kfvs12.com/2020/04/29/western-ky-meat-processing-companies-see-large-amount-covid-cases/https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/coronavirus-watch/coronavirus-watch-kentucky/covid-19-cases-increase-at-3-ky-meat-processing-facilities/https://www.wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-meat-processing-plants-confronting-covid-19
positive test(s)LouisvilleKentuckyJBSn/a67n/aporkM995unknownOhio Valley Resource, WFPL, WKU FM (NPR affiliate)Jefferson Countyhttps://ohiovalleyresource.org/2020/04/27/one-worker-dead-more-than-200-infected-as-coronavirus-hits-ky-meatpackers/https://wfpl.org/as-trump-orders-meatpackers-to-stay-open-health-department-complaints-allege-louisville-plant-failed-to-protect-workers/https://www.wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-meat-processing-plants-confronting-covid-19
positive test(s)Lake CumberlandKentuckyTyson Foodsn/a2n/aunknownOhio Valley ResourceLincoln Countyhttps://ohiovalleyresource.org/2020/04/27/one-worker-dead-more-than-200-infected-as-coronavirus-hits-ky-meatpackers/
positive test(s)Green RiverKentuckyTyson Foodsn/a74n/aunknownOhio Valley Resource, WFIEhttps://ohiovalleyresource.org/2020/04/27/one-worker-dead-more-than-200-infected-as-coronavirus-hits-ky-meatpackers/https://www.kfvs12.com/2020/04/29/western-ky-meat-processing-companies-see-large-amount-covid-cases/
positive test(s)OwensboroKentuckySpecialty Foods Groupn/a35n/apork, turkeyM7467+P7467unknownWFIE-TV, WEHT-TV, WKU FM (NPR affiliate)https://www.wbko.com/content/news/Western-Kentucky-meat-processing-plants-close-for-cleaning-570138221.htmlhttps://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/coronavirus-watch/coronavirus-watch-kentucky/covid-19-cases-increase-at-3-ky-meat-processing-facilities/https://www.wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-meat-processing-plants-confronting-covid-19
positive test(s)FarmervilleLouisianaFoster Farmsn/a"several"n/apoultry, turkeyM33901+P33901unknownKNOE8 Newsh/t Alexandra Hall, KQEDhttps://www.knoe.com/content/news/Farmerville-plant-employees-fearful-of-COVID-19-spread-569267771.html
positive test(s)PortlandMaineTyson Foodsn/a51n/apoultryn/aunknownPress Herald, WGME13, Tyson Foods press releasehttps://www.pressherald.com/2020/04/29/outbreak-reported-at-portland-meat-packing-plant/#https://www.pressherald.com/2020/05/01/portland-poultry-plant-to-be-idled-3-days-because-of-covid-19-outbreak/#https://wgme.com/news/coronavirus/tyson-foods-plant-to-re-open-in-portland-thursday-after-51-covid-19-caseshttps://www.tysonfoods.com/news/news-releases/2020/5/tyson-foods-inc-releases-results-covid-19-testing-portland-maine-plant
positive test(s)n/aMarylandseveraln/aNOT COUNTED IN TOTAL, SEE NOTE (262)n/aunknownSalisbury Daily TimesThis includes all poultry workers in Maryland, many of whom work at plants in the Delmarva Peninsula, which includes parts of Maryland and Delware. Until I figure out the specific plants affected, I'll only count the number of workers affected in Delaware that the CDC has reported.https://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2020/04/29/perdue-tysons-chicken-plants-larry-hogan-gives-coronavirus-mountaire-allen-harim-nursing-homes-tests/3048920001/
positive test(s)PlainwellMichiganJBSn/a86n/abeefM562MunknownWHTC-AM/FMhttps://whtc.com/news/articles/2020/apr/28/answers-sought-at-covid-19-stricken-plant-in-plainwell/1011971/
positive test(s)WorthingtonMinnesotaJBSn/aabout 630n/aporkM3W+V3WunknownRicardo Lopez of Minnesota Reformer, KARE 11, Minnesota Public Radio, Minneapolis StarTribune, Argus LeaderCongressman said "close to 500," Argus Leader sought clarification from health departmenthttps://twitter.com/rljourno/status/1250968365948174337https://minnesotareformer.com/briefs/covid-19-infection-cluster-in-sioux-falls-s-d-draws-contrast-with-minnesota/https://www.kare11.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/union-19-cases-of-covid-19-at-worthington-pork-plant/89-18f31ecc-67b4-4050-90c4-ebdb479e033bhttps://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/04/18/officials-say-at-least-20-workers-at-sw-minnesota-pork-processing-plant-have-covid19https://www.startribune.com/covid-19-continues-to-spread-throughout-minnesota-with-17-deaths/569820192/https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2020/04/29/workers-test-positive-covid-19-worthington-minnesota-jbs-meatpacking-plant/3050159001/https://www.startribune.com/covid-19-cases-hit-194-at-pilgrim-s-pride-plant/570392152/https://www.startribune.com/as-coronavirus-loomed-worthington-pork-plant-refused-to-slow-down/570516612/
positive test(s)Cold SpringMinnesotaJBSn/a194n/apoultryM322A+P322unknownStearns County press release, Minneapolis Star Tribunehttps://co.stearns.mn.us/Community/CountyNews/ArtMID/2343/ArticleID/3227/Response-to-Positive-COVID-Tests-at-Two-Food-Processing-Plantshttps://www.startribune.com/pilgrim-s-pride-workers-protest-company-s-covid-19-policies/570022352/https://www.startribune.com/covid-19-cases-hit-194-at-pilgrim-s-pride-plant/570392152/
positive test(s)MelroseMinnesotaJennie-On/a26n/aturkey, poultryM544+P544unknownStearns County press release, Minneapolis Star Tribunehttps://co.stearns.mn.us/Community/CountyNews/ArtMID/2343/ArticleID/3227/Response-to-Positive-COVID-Tests-at-Two-Food-Processing-Plantshttps://www.startribune.com/pilgrim-s-pride-workers-protest-company-s-covid-19-policies/570022352/https://www.startribune.com/covid-19-cases-hit-194-at-pilgrim-s-pride-plant/570392152/
positive test(s)WillmarMinnesotaJennie-On/a104 between 2 Willmar plantsn/aturkey, poultryM7760+P7760unknownMinneapolis Star Tribunehttps://www.startribune.com/covid-19-cases-hit-194-at-pilgrim-s-pride-plant/570392152/
positive test(s)WillmarMinnesotaJennie-On/a104 between 2 Willmar plantsn/aturkey, poultryM18866+P551unknownMinneapolis Star Tribunehttps://www.startribune.com/covid-19-cases-hit-194-at-pilgrim-s-pride-plant/570392152/
positive test(s)McCombMississippiSanderson Farmsn/aat least 1; see total CDC reportedn/apoultryP185573/23/2020Reutershttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-usa-sanderson-farms-idUSL1N2BG1QZ
positive test(s)ForestMississippiKoch Foodsn/a3; see total CDC reportedn/apoultryM9141+P9141unknownClarion Ledgerhttps://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2020/05/01/mississippi-coronavirus-disease-spreads-among-chicken-plant-workers/3041482001/
positive test(s)CarthageMississippiTyson Foodsn/a42; see total CDC reportedn/apoultryP758unknownClarion Ledgerhttps://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2020/05/01/mississippi-coronavirus-disease-spreads-among-chicken-plant-workers/3041482001/
positive test(s)ForestMississippiTyson Foodsn/a5; see total CDC reportedn/apoultryP164unknownClarion Ledgerhttps://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2020/05/01/mississippi-coronavirus-disease-spreads-among-chicken-plant-workers/3041482001/
positive test(s)CantonMississippiPeco Foodsn/a6; see total CDC reportedn/apoultryP890unknownClarion Ledgerhttps://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2020/05/01/mississippi-coronavirus-disease-spreads-among-chicken-plant-workers/3041482001/
positive test(s)BrooksvilleMississippiPeco Foodsn/a1; see total CDC reportedn/apoultryP18863+V18863unknownClarion Ledgerhttps://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2020/05/01/mississippi-coronavirus-disease-spreads-among-chicken-plant-workers/3041482001/
positive test(s)MortonMississippiKoch Foodsn/a4; see total CDC reportedn/apoultryP19833+V19833unknownClarion Ledgerhttps://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2020/05/01/mississippi-coronavirus-disease-spreads-among-chicken-plant-workers/3041482001/
positive test(s)unknownMississippiunknownn/a1 of 9 plants affected w/ 123 total cases, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownMississippiunknownn/a1 of 9 plants affected w/ 123 total cases, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)St. JosephMissouriTyson Foodsn/a1n/aunknownDTNhttps://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/world-policy/article/2020/04/06/two-iowa-plants-suspend-operations
positive test(s)Martin CityMissouriSmithfield Foodsn/a"small number"n/aporkM509K+P509KunknownSmithfield Foods press releasehttps://www.smithfieldfoods.com/press-room/company-news/smithfield-foods-to-close-two-additional-meat-processing-facilities
positive test(s)MarshallMissouriCargilln/a42n/abeef, porkM85M+P85MunknownKBIA, APhttps://www.kbia.org/post/covid-19-cases-confirmed-mid-missouri-meat-processing-plant#stream/0https://apnews.com/5ac536a2684368531c48ee1be0719f7fhttps://apnews.com/28eb04428455e7e1e5b7f58578240c7d
positive test(s)CaliforniaMissouriBurgers Smokehousen/a21n/aporkM1161+P1161unknownAP, Burkers Smokehouse press releaseh/t Sebastian Martinez, KBIAhttps://apnews.com/5ac536a2684368531c48ee1be0719f7f
positive test(s)St. JosephMissouriTriumph Foodsn/a490n/aporkM31965+V31965unknownSt. Joseph News Press, Kansas City Starh/t reader; stories say the workers are asymptomatichttps://www.newspressnow.com/coronavirus/triumph-confirms-16-positive-covid-19-cases/article_e8675560-8641-11ea-82dc-3b1ca3a8b5aa.htmlhttps://www.newspressnow.com/coronavirus/positive-tally-hits-373-at-triumph/article_347d8fe0-8d87-11ea-a265-d35667b3e4b5.htmlhttps://www.kansascity.com/news/coronavirus/article242515976.htmlhttps://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article242787261.html
positive test(s)MilanMissouriSmithfield Foodsn/a14n/aporkM320M+V320unknownKTVO-TVhttps://ktvo.com/news/local/sullivan-county-health-department-confirms-14-additional-covid-19-cases
positive test(s)Grand IslandNebraskaJBSn/a260n/abeefM969GunknownDTN, Omaha World-Herald, Grand Island Independent, ProPublicaOmaha World-Herald: "Gov. Pete Ricketts released figures Thursday showing that 1,005 of the state’s 6,771 cases reported as of Wednesday evening involved employees at packing plants and other food processing plants."https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/world-policy/article/2020/04/06/two-iowa-plants-suspend-operationshttps://www.omaha.com/livewellnebraska/meatpacking-workers-are-considered-essential-but-what-happens-when-they-get-covid-19/article_de9ff9de-92fe-5d1a-8d97-352074324c76.htmlhttps://www.theindependent.com/news/237-coronavirus-cases-now-tied-to-jbs-beef-plant/article_49820822-83ea-11ea-933d-c3c188ac00fc.htmlhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/car-parades-in-grand-island-and-elsewhere-show-solidarity-for-meatpacking-workers/article_7356ca87-113c-5426-a7b6-053737dffc89.htmlhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/meatpacking-workers-account-for-one-in-six-coronavirus-cases-nebraskas-total-cases-top-7-000/article_92b9c056-a8fc-5f8b-84eb-15404939b6ba.htmlhttps://www.propublica.org/article/what-happened-when-health-officials-wanted-to-close-a-meatpacking-plant-but-the-governor-said-no
positive test(s)HastingsNebraskaWestern Reserven/a26n/abeefM27472unknownOmaha World-HeraldOmaha World-Herald: "Gov. Pete Ricketts released figures Thursday showing that 1,005 of the state’s 6,771 cases reported as of Wednesday evening involved employees at packing plants and other food processing plants."https://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/10-workers-at-hastings-meatpacking-plant-1-worker-at-fremont-chicken-plant-have-covid-19/article_6bf28631-05e7-5bf2-a32b-4ca03f0e7a0c.htmlhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/meatpacking-plants-are-nebraskas-newest-battleground-in-war-against-coronavirus/article_cb30e2ab-099a-5458-b0ec-01c0d05fc9e9.htmlhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/meatpacking-workers-account-for-one-in-six-coronavirus-cases-nebraskas-total-cases-top-7-000/article_92b9c056-a8fc-5f8b-84eb-15404939b6ba.html
positive test(s)FremontNebraskaLincoln Premium Poultryn/a54n/apoultryP48304unknownOmaha World-Herald, Lincoln Journal-StarOmaha World-Herald: "Gov. Pete Ricketts released figures Thursday showing that 1,005 of the state’s 6,771 cases reported as of Wednesday evening involved employees at packing plants and other food processing plants."https://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/10-workers-at-hastings-meatpacking-plant-1-worker-at-fremont-chicken-plant-have-covid-19/article_6bf28631-05e7-5bf2-a32b-4ca03f0e7a0c.htmlhttps://www.omaha.com/money/economic-issues/two-more-workers-test-positive-for-coronavirus-at-costco-chicken-plant-in-fremont/article_f4b9138a-dbb0-54c4-833d-68c7a86da831.htmlhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/meatpacking-plants-are-nebraskas-newest-battleground-in-war-against-coronavirus/article_cb30e2ab-099a-5458-b0ec-01c0d05fc9e9.htmlhttps://journalstar.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/health/smithfield-in-crete-may-close-because-of-rising-number-of-cases/article_1f3377e0-e746-587b-830b-6fcaa535bf8d.htmlhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/fremont-chicken-plant-worker-dies-plants-in-madison-schuyler-to-close-temporarily/article_0791f20a-f47f-5c0e-9c9a-ede2ab0fd0a2.htmlhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/meatpacking-workers-account-for-one-in-six-coronavirus-cases-nebraskas-total-cases-top-7-000/article_92b9c056-a8fc-5f8b-84eb-15404939b6ba.htmlhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/14-more-coronavirus-cases-reported-at-costco-chicken-plant-in-fremont/article_437a7225-48ef-59a2-a1fb-83e6f110aebd.html#1
positive test(s)MadisonNebraskaTyson Foodsn/a212n/aporkM21276+P21276unknownElkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department press release, Omaha World-Herald, Lincoln Journal-Star, Nebraska New Channel, Tyson Foods press releaseOmaha World-Herald: "Gov. Pete Ricketts released figures Thursday showing that 1,005 of the state’s 6,771 cases reported as of Wednesday evening involved employees at packing plants and other food processing plants."https://elvphd.org/Current-News/covid-19-outbreak-being-investigated-at-tyson-foods-inc-madisonhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/car-parades-in-grand-island-and-elsewhere-show-solidarity-for-meatpacking-workers/article_7356ca87-113c-5426-a7b6-053737dffc89.htmlhttps://journalstar.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/health/smithfield-in-crete-may-close-because-of-rising-number-of-cases/article_1f3377e0-e746-587b-830b-6fcaa535bf8d.htmlhttps://rivercountry.newschannelnebraska.com/story/42080515/tyson-plant-in-madison-reduces-operations-in-order-to-test-workforcehttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/meatpacking-workers-account-for-one-in-six-coronavirus-cases-nebraskas-total-cases-top-7-000/article_92b9c056-a8fc-5f8b-84eb-15404939b6ba.htmlhttps://www.tysonfoods.com/news/news-releases/2020/5/tyson-foods-inc-and-elkhorn-logan-valley-public-health-department-release
positive test(s)Dakota CityNebraskaTyson Foodsn/a669n/abeefM245C+V245CunknownKTIV, Sioux City JournalOmaha World-Herald: "Gov. Pete Ricketts released figures Thursday showing that 1,005 of the state’s 6,771 cases reported as of Wednesday evening involved employees at packing plants and other food processing plants."https://ktiv.com/2020/04/17/positive-covid-19-cases-confirmed-in-workers-at-tysons-dakota-city-plant/https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/source-669-tyson-workers-at-dakota-city-nebraska-plant-test-positive-for-covid-19/article_fa2bdc32-97f3-535b-8a6e-2b50008758fe.html#tracking-source=home-breakinghttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/meatpacking-workers-account-for-one-in-six-coronavirus-cases-nebraskas-total-cases-top-7-000/article_92b9c056-a8fc-5f8b-84eb-15404939b6ba.html
positive test(s)LexingtonNebraskaTyson Foodsn/aunknownn/ameatM245L+P245LunknownOmaha World-HeraldOmaha World-Herald: "Gov. Pete Ricketts released figures Thursday showing that 1,005 of the state’s 6,771 cases reported as of Wednesday evening involved employees at packing plants and other food processing plants."https://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/meatpacking-plants-are-nebraskas-newest-battleground-in-war-against-coronavirus/article_cb30e2ab-099a-5458-b0ec-01c0d05fc9e9.htmlhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/meatpacking-workers-account-for-one-in-six-coronavirus-cases-nebraskas-total-cases-top-7-000/article_92b9c056-a8fc-5f8b-84eb-15404939b6ba.html
positive test(s)CreteNebraskaSmithfield Foodsn/a285n/aporkM717CR+P717CRunknownOmaha World-Herald, Lincoln Journal-Star, City of Lincoln press conference (YouTube)Omaha World-Herald: "Gov. Pete Ricketts released figures Thursday showing that 1,005 of the state’s 6,771 cases reported as of Wednesday evening involved employees at packing plants and other food processing plants."https://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/meatpacking-plants-are-nebraskas-newest-battleground-in-war-against-coronavirus/article_cb30e2ab-099a-5458-b0ec-01c0d05fc9e9.htmlhttps://journalstar.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/health/smithfield-in-crete-may-close-because-of-rising-number-of-cases/article_1f3377e0-e746-587b-830b-6fcaa535bf8d.htmlhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/dakota-county-pop-20-000-now-has-more-coronavirus-cases-than-douglas-county/article_ec7dbd19-8574-58ea-aa98-7d469a6dcf2e.htmlhttps://journalstar.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/health/13-new-cases-confirmed-in-lancaster-county-national-analysis-identifies-lincoln-as-rising-hotspot/article_8c91aca9-503b-5539-a08a-7dc8fd804fda.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=436&v=o_TmSsvXGOg&feature=emb_titlehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FoeMSTkKuwhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/im-scared-to-return-nebraska-meatpacking-workers-and-their-families-speak-out/article_d9d8c573-a1f9-5f23-b480-c20bb0ba3ab0.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5eklyjFCCg
positive test(s)LincolnNebraskaSmithfield Foodsn/a20n/aporkM509L+P509LunknownLincoln Journal-Star, City of Lincoln press conferenceOmaha World-Herald: "Gov. Pete Ricketts released figures Thursday showing that 1,005 of the state’s 6,771 cases reported as of Wednesday evening involved employees at packing plants and other food processing plants."https://journalstar.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/health/13-new-cases-confirmed-in-lancaster-county-national-analysis-identifies-lincoln-as-rising-hotspot/article_8c91aca9-503b-5539-a08a-7dc8fd804fda.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=436&v=o_TmSsvXGOg&feature=emb_titlehttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/meatpacking-workers-account-for-one-in-six-coronavirus-cases-nebraskas-total-cases-top-7-000/article_92b9c056-a8fc-5f8b-84eb-15404939b6ba.htmlhttps://journalstar.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/health/lancaster-county-confirms-3rd-death-from-coronavirus-18-new-cases-reported/article_a5f91f2a-80c0-5606-9b26-e447d21a41e6.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibRtOOPVyMYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5eklyjFCCg
positive test(s)WaverlyNebraskaSmart Chickenn/a15n/apoultryM20251W+P20251WunknownLincoln Journal-Star, City of Lincoln press conferenceOmaha World-Herald: "Gov. Pete Ricketts released figures Thursday showing that 1,005 of the state’s 6,771 cases reported as of Wednesday evening involved employees at packing plants and other food processing plants."https://journalstar.com/news/local/21-new-cases-of-covid-19-reported-friday-in-lincoln/article_70e1443d-06d9-578d-9673-b025294e7f59.htmlhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/meatpacking-workers-account-for-one-in-six-coronavirus-cases-nebraskas-total-cases-top-7-000/article_92b9c056-a8fc-5f8b-84eb-15404939b6ba.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibRtOOPVyMYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5eklyjFCCg
positive test(s)unknownNebraskaunknownn/a1 of 12 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and PreventionOmaha World-Herald: "Gov. Pete Ricketts released figures Thursday showing that 1,005 of the state’s 6,771 cases reported as of Wednesday evening involved employees at packing plants and other food processing plants."https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_downhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/meatpacking-workers-account-for-one-in-six-coronavirus-cases-nebraskas-total-cases-top-7-000/article_92b9c056-a8fc-5f8b-84eb-15404939b6ba.html
positive test(s)unknownNebraskaunknownn/a1 of 12 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and PreventionOmaha World-Herald: "Gov. Pete Ricketts released figures Thursday showing that 1,005 of the state’s 6,771 cases reported as of Wednesday evening involved employees at packing plants and other food processing plants."https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_downhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/meatpacking-workers-account-for-one-in-six-coronavirus-cases-nebraskas-total-cases-top-7-000/article_92b9c056-a8fc-5f8b-84eb-15404939b6ba.html
positive test(s)Sioux CityIowaSeaboard Triumph Foodsn/a59n/aporkM46071+V46071unknownSioux City JournalOmaha World-Herald: "Gov. Pete Ricketts released figures Thursday showing that 1,005 of the state’s 6,771 cases reported as of Wednesday evening involved employees at packing plants and other food processing plants."https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/seaboard-triumph-foods-worker-dies-of-covid-19/article_8146941e-1d1b-5586-9d91-d7b6a9b01f14.htmlhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/meatpacking-workers-account-for-one-in-six-coronavirus-cases-nebraskas-total-cases-top-7-000/article_92b9c056-a8fc-5f8b-84eb-15404939b6ba.htmlhttps://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/seaboard-triumph-foods-says-59-employees-have-tested-positive-for-covid-19/article_b6974811-2821-5b9a-93ec-c9a4916bc32c.html
positive test(s)Sunland ParkNew MexicoStampede Meat Inc.n/a5n/ameatM19113N+P19113NunknownKVIAhttps://kvia.com/news/business-technology/2020/05/04/confirmed-virus-case-at-santa-teresa-meatpacking-plant-prompts-rapid-testing-for-all-plant-workers/https://kvia.com/news/business-technology/2020/05/05/5-workers-at-southern-new-mexico-meatpacking-plant-confirmed-to-have-the-virus/
positive test(s)KinstonNorth CarolinaSanderson Farmsn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/apoultryP40183unknownWITN-TV, North Carolina Health Newsin Lenoir County, NC, which is not on state's list of 2+ caseshttps://www.witn.com/content/news/Sanderson-Farms-says-employee-tests-positive-for-COVID-19-at-Kinston-plant-569799321.htmlhttps://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/05/01/smithfield-struggles-to-contain-covid/
positive test(s)Tar HeelNorth CarolinaSmithfield Foodsn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aporkM18079+P27232unknownThe State, Newsy, North Carolina Health NewsNC health dept announced a facility in Bladen County had 2+ caseshttps://www.thestate.com/news/coronavirus/article242110666.htmlhttps://www.newsy.com/stories/43-workers-covid-19-positive-at-smithfield-pork-plant/https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/05/01/smithfield-struggles-to-contain-covid/
positive test(s)Chatham CountyNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownNorth Carolina Department of Health and Human Services press release, North Carolina Health NewsNorth Carolina Health News reported: "The state Department of Health and Human Services, which issued the news release, declined in a subsequent email to name the plants with outbreaks or how many cases each plant has reported. The department would say only that 118 people have tested positive for the coronavirus at the five plants." No facility names released. This might be Mountaire Farms in Siler City, which had 11 cases: https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/mass-testing-at-mountaire-farms-to-begin-thursday-amid-covid-19-outbreak/19066950/https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/north-carolina-leaders-act-protect-workers-food-processing-facilitieshttps://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/04/22/coronavirus-invading-n-c-meat-processing-plants/https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/04/25/poultry-companies-covid-19/https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/05/01/smithfield-struggles-to-contain-covid/
positive test(s)Duplin CountyNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownNorth Carolina Department of Health and Human Services press release, North Carolina Health Newsmight be Butterball plant with 52 employees testing positive, per WITN-TVhttps://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/north-carolina-leaders-act-protect-workers-food-processing-facilitieshttps://www.witn.com/content/news/Memos-say-52-employees-at-Butterball-have-569984731.htmlhttps://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/05/01/smithfield-struggles-to-contain-covid/
positive test(s)Lee CountyNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownNorth Carolina Department of Health and Human Services press release, North Carolina Health Newsno facility names releasedhttps://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/north-carolina-leaders-act-protect-workers-food-processing-facilitieshttps://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/05/01/smithfield-struggles-to-contain-covid/
positive test(s)Robeson CountyNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownNorth Carolina Department of Health and Human Services press release, North Carolina Health NewsThis could be Mountaire Farms' Lumber Bridge plant, which has 9 positive cases: https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/mass-testing-at-mountaire-farms-to-begin-thursday-amid-covid-19-outbreak/19066950/https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/north-carolina-leaders-act-protect-workers-food-processing-facilitieshttps://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/05/01/smithfield-struggles-to-contain-covid/
positive test(s)Lewiston-WoodvilleNorth CarolinaPerdue Farmsn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/apoultryP9197unknownWITN-TV, North Carolina Health NewsBertie Countyhttps://www.witn.com/content/news/Perdue-Farms-employee-speaks-out-after-co-worker-tests-positive-for-COVID-19-569954481.htmlhttps://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/05/01/smithfield-struggles-to-contain-covid/
positive test(s)WilkesboroNorth CarolinaTyson Foodsn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRAL; Tyson says 570n/apoultryM7478+P1unknownWilkes Journal-Patriot, Tyson Foods press releasehttps://www.journalpatriot.com/covid-19/wilkes-county-health-department-working-with-local-plant/article_33acda16-8829-11ea-ac78-9b8d239dc008.htmlhttps://www.wbtv.com/2020/05/09/wilkesboro-tyson-chicken-plant-shut-down-after-covid-outbreak/https://wilkesboronorthcarolina.com/newsfeed/item/100-local-update-04-28-2020-confirmed-cases-of-covid-19-among-tyson-foods-employees-at-wilkesboro-meat-processing-planthttps://www.journalnow.com/news/local/9-new-cases-of-covid-19-reported-in-forsyth-county/article_88264a44-aa45-5a74-9e56-3521c81260e8.htmlhttps://www.journalnow.com/news/local/forsyth-sees-largest-ever-one-day-increase-in-covid-19-cases/article_491771ca-03f8-529c-9021-409d1734315a.htmlhttps://www.tysonfoods.com/news/news-releases/2020/5/tyson-foods-inc-releases-results-covid-19-testing-wilkesboro-nc-plant
positive test(s)Burke CountyNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownThe News & Observer, North Carolina Health NewsCould be Case Farms in Burke County, NC Public Radio reports only one plant in that countyhttps://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article242374006.htmlhttps://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/05/01/smithfield-struggles-to-contain-covid/https://www.wunc.org/post/working-fear-meat-processing-plant-employees-say-protective-measures-came-too-little-too-late
positive test(s)Sampson CountyNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownThe News & Observer, North Carolina Health NewsNews & Observer reported 13 plants in NC have outbreaks, still trying to figure out which oneshttps://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article242374006.htmlhttps://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/05/01/smithfield-struggles-to-contain-covid/
positive test(s)Richmond CountyNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownThe News & Observer, North Carolina Health NewsNews & Observer reported 13 plants in NC have outbreaks, still trying to figure out which oneshttps://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article242374006.htmlhttps://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/05/01/smithfield-struggles-to-contain-covid/
positive test(s)Surry CountyNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownThe News & Observer, North Carolina Health NewsNews & Observer reported 13 plants in NC have outbreaks, still trying to figure out which oneshttps://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article242374006.htmlhttps://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/05/01/smithfield-struggles-to-contain-covid/
positive test(s)Union CountyNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownNorth Carolina Health Newshttps://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/05/01/smithfield-struggles-to-contain-covid/
positive test(s)Wilson CountyNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownNorth Carolina Health Newshttps://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/05/01/smithfield-struggles-to-contain-covid/
positive test(s)unknownNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownNorth Carolina Health Newshttps://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/05/01/smithfield-struggles-to-contain-covid/
positive test(s)unknownNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownBladen Journalhttps://www.bladenjournal.com/news/31799/coronavirus-57-percent-increase-in-cases-over-7-days-to-nearly-1000-at-north-carolina-meat-plants
positive test(s)unknownNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownBladen Journalhttps://www.bladenjournal.com/news/31799/coronavirus-57-percent-increase-in-cases-over-7-days-to-nearly-1000-at-north-carolina-meat-plants
positive test(s)unknownNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownBladen Journalhttps://www.bladenjournal.com/news/31799/coronavirus-57-percent-increase-in-cases-over-7-days-to-nearly-1000-at-north-carolina-meat-plants
positive test(s)unknownNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownBladen Journalhttps://www.bladenjournal.com/news/31799/coronavirus-57-percent-increase-in-cases-over-7-days-to-nearly-1000-at-north-carolina-meat-plants
positive test(s)unknownNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownNorth Carolina Health Newshttps://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/05/05/coronavirus-today-may-5/
positive test(s)unknownNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownCBS17 Raleigh Durham Fayetteville (WNCN)https://www.cbs17.com/community/health/coronavirus/1000-test-positive-for-covid-19-at-meat-processing-facilities-across-nc/
positive test(s)unknownNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownCBS17 Raleigh Durham Fayetteville (WNCN)https://www.cbs17.com/community/health/coronavirus/1000-test-positive-for-covid-19-at-meat-processing-facilities-across-nc/
positive test(s)unknownNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownWBTVhttps://www.wbtv.com/2020/05/12/nc-has-meat-processing-plants-with-covid-outbreaks-more-than-cases/
positive test(s)unknownNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownWRALhttps://www.wral.com/coronavirus/we-can-t-stay-home-undocumented-meat-packers-sacrifice-safety-for-paycheck/19100360/
positive test(s)unknownNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownWRALhttps://www.wral.com/coronavirus/we-can-t-stay-home-undocumented-meat-packers-sacrifice-safety-for-paycheck/19100360/
positive test(s)unknownNorth Carolinaunknownn/a1 of 26 plants w/ total of 1,675 positive tests, per WRALn/aunknownn/aunknownWRALhttps://www.wral.com/coronavirus/we-can-t-stay-home-undocumented-meat-packers-sacrifice-safety-for-paycheck/19100360/
positive test(s)SpringdaleOhioSmithfield Foodsn/a4n/aunknownCincinnati Enquirerhttps://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2020/04/20/covid-19-4-confirmed-cases-local-smithfield-meat-processing-plant/5165802002/
positive test(s)WinesburgOhioCase Farmsn/aunknownn/apoultryP15724unknownColumbus Dispatchhttps://www.dispatch.com/news/20200501/positive-cases-of-coronavirus-confirmed-at-case-farms-plant-in-winesburg/1
positive test(s)GuymonOklahomaSeaboard Foodsn/amore than 150n/aporkM13597+V13597unknownThe Oklahomanhttps://oklahoman.com/article/5661562/coronavirus-in-oklahoma-116-covid-19-infections-found-in-pork-processing-plant-in-guymonhttps://oklahoman.com/article/5662231/coronavirus-in-oklahoma-state-officials-stepping-in-to-help-oklahoma-meat-processing-plants-in-covid-19-fight
positive test(s)HazeltonPennsylvaniaCargilln/a164; 1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/abeef, porkM86P+P86PunknownPhiladelphia Inquirer, Morning Callhttps://www.inquirer.com/jobs/labor/souderton-jbs-hazelton-cargil-meat-packing-workers-safety-osha-coronavirus-20200413.htmlhttps://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-why-hazleton-20200412-mve5o6dpi5eb5pq2os3zmrbavq-story.html
positive test(s)SoudertonPennsylvaniaJBSn/a119; 1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/abeefM1311unknownPhiladelphia Inquirer, New York Times op-ed from worker, NBC10 Philadelphiahttps://www.inquirer.com/jobs/labor/souderton-jbs-hazelton-cargil-meat-packing-workers-safety-osha-coronavirus-20200413.htmlhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/29/opinion/coronavirus-worker-deaths.htmlhttps://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/coronavirus/meat-plant-workers-and-your-dinner-at-risk-in-coronavirus-pandemic/2378482/
positive test(s)YorkPennsylvaniaPlainville Farmsn/aseveral; 1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aturkeyunknownYork Daily Recordhttps://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/04/21/york-latino-coronavirus-patients-tied-planville-farms-turkey-plant/2996287001/
positive test(s)MifflintownPennsylvaniaEmpire Koshern/a"multiple"; 1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/apoultryM1015+P1015unknownLewistown Sentinelhttps://www.lewistownsentinel.com/news/local-news/2020/04/empire-kosher-closed-for-2-weeks/
positive test(s)FredericksburgPennsylvaniaBell & Evansn/a8, possibly "dozens"; 1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/apoultryP1304unknownPhiladelphia Inquirer, Lebanon Daily Newshttps://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.inquirer.com/business/coronavirus-bell-evans-chicken-deaths-covid-19--20200428.html&ct=ga&cd=CAEYBCoTMzI5NTkwMTA3NzQ4OTIxNzc3MzIaOGQwMzRhNWM1MGQzMTk4NDpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNFcnXMrz4otYuR3vqu4MAXIBIc0uQhttps://www.ldnews.com/story/news/2020/05/01/protesters-demand-bell-evans-chicken-plant-shut-down-after-two-deaths/3060170001/
positive test(s)ArnoldPennsylvaniaSmithfield Foodsn/a12; 1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aporkM2121+P2121unknownKDKA2 CBS Pittsburghhttps://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video/4540462-12-people-at-westmoreland-co-meat-processing-plant-have-tested-positive-for-coronavirus/
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)unknownPennsylvaniaunknownn/a1 of 22 plants w/ total of 858 positives, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)GreenvilleSouth CarolinaHouse of Raefordn/a"a very small number"n/apoultryP1309unknownThe Statehttps://www.thestate.com/news/state/south-carolina/article242430426.html
positive test(s)Sioux FallsSouth DakotaSmithfield Foodsn/a853 employees, 245 nonemployees who tested positive after interacting with plant workern/aporkM17D+P7613+V17DunknownAP, Argus Leaderhttps://apnews.com/26bf8fc20f2873d9701fd2ea95f87be4https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2020/04/16/smithfield-foods-coronavirus-sioux-falls-cdc-assess-plan-reopen/5144291002/https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/crime/2020/04/15/smithfield-foods-sioux-falls-sd-worker-dies-coronavirus-hot-spot/2994502001/https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/21/coronavirus-cases-surpass-1-750-south-dakota-additional-death-confirmed/5168518002/https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/23/cdc-recommends-better-social-distancing-hygiene-and-training-smithfield/3011042001/https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/28/sen-john-thune-says-meatpacking-plants-need-restore-confidence-theyre-safe-workplaces/3039078001/
positive test(s)KunaSouth DakotaCS Beef Packersn/a23n/abeefM630unknownCBS2 Idaho Newshttps://idahonews.com/news/local/23-workers-at-a-kuna-meatpacking-plant-test-positive-for-coronavirus
positive test(s)HuronSouth DakotaDakota Provisionsn/a2n/abeef, pork, poultryM32130+P32130+V32130unknownDakota News Now (ABC/NBC affiliate)https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/content/news/Dakota-Provisions-confirms-2-employees-at-Huron-plant-diagnosed-with-COVID-19-570506831.html
positive test(s)AberdeenSouth DakotaDemKota Ranch Beefn/a128n/abeefM45471+P45471unknownSouth Dakota Public Broadcastinghttps://listen.sdpb.org/post/department-health-officials-update-covid-19-cases-tied-meat-plants
positive test(s)GoodlettsvilleTennesseeTyson Foodsn/aat least 120n/abeef, porkM244G+P244G+V244GunknownNashville Tennessean, Centers for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2020/04/18/90-workers-test-positive-covid-19-tyson-foods-plant-goodlettsville/5159479002/https://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/2020/04/22/tennessee-tyson-meat-plant-remains-open-despite-coronavirus-outbreak/3002226001/https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
positive test(s)Lenoir CityTennesseeWampler's Farm Sausagen/a1n/asausageM9065+P9065+V9065unknownWVLThttps://www.wvlt.tv/content/news/Worker-tests-positive-for-COVID-19-at-Lenoir-City-meat-processing-plant--570286241.html
positive test(s)ChattanoogaTennesseeJBSn/a6n/apoultryP1353unknownNewsChannel9, Chattanooga Times Free PressHamilton Countyhttps://newschannel9.com/news/local/health-department-confirms-positive-covid-19-case-at-pilgrims-pride-plant-in-chattanoogahttps://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2020/may/11/worker-pilgrims-pride-poultry-plant-tests-positive-covid-19/522699/https://newschannel9.com/news/local/health-department-total-of-26-covid-19-cases-at-two-chattanooga-chicken-plants
positive test(s)ChattanoogaTennesseeKoch Foodsn/a20n/apoultryP7487unknownChattanooga Times Free Press, NewsChannel9https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2020/may/14/covid-19-cases-chattanooga-meat-processing-plant/522994/https://newschannel9.com/news/local/health-department-total-of-26-covid-19-cases-at-two-chattanooga-chicken-plants
positive test(s)CenterTexasTyson Foodsn/a56n/apoultryP325unknownTexas Tribune, Texas Observerhttps://www.texastribune.org/2020/04/21/texas-investigating-meat-processing-plants-over-coronavirus-outbreaks/https://www.texasobserver.org/covid-19-tyson-east-texas-follow-up/
positive test(s)CactusTexasJBSn/a323n/abeefM3DunknownTexas TribuneTexas Tribune also confirmed 5 plants in Texas w/ positive caseshttps://www.texastribune.org/2020/04/21/texas-investigating-meat-processing-plants-over-coronavirus-outbreaks/https://www.texastribune.org/2020/04/27/meatpacking-texas-coronavirus-panhandle/?utm_campaign=trib-social&utm_content=1587928447&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitterhttps://www.texastribune.org/2020/05/05/texas-coronavirus-panhandle-meatpacking/https://www.texastribune.org/2020/05/13/texas-jbs-meatpacking-plant-rejects-state-efforts-coronavirus-test/
positive test(s)DallasTexasQuality Sausagen/a"some"n/asausageM5666+P5666+V5666unknownStella Chavez, KERA Newshttps://twitter.com/stellamchavez/status/1255139213424472073
positive test(s)CarthageTexasTyson Foodsn/a22n/apoultryP7044unknownLongview News-Journalhttps://www.news-journal.com/news/coronavirus/tyson-plant-workers-in-carthage-express-concerns-amid-22-confirmed-covid-19-cases/article_14522a7b-fb82-577c-9d9d-912be3185aab.html
positive test(s)LufkinTexasJBSn/a50n/apoultryP218unknownLufkin Daily News, KPRC Click 2 Houstonhttp://lufkindailynews.com/coronavirus/article_1fc839cc-8983-11ea-981e-9736a180dd10.htmlhttps://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/05/11/texas-meatpacking-plant-remains-open-amid-covid-19-outbreak-at-the-facility/
positive test(s)Corpus ChristiTexasSTX Beefn/a7n/abeefM337+V337unknownKRIS 6 News Corpus Christihttps://www.kristv.com/rebound/coronavirus-investigations/stx-beef-will-begin-testing-all-employees-saturday
positive test(s)WacoTexasSanderson Farmsn/aat least 1n/apoultryP34308unknownWaco Tribune-Heraldhttps://www.wacotrib.com/news/local/at-least-2-waco-meat-processing-plant-workers-test-positive-for-covid-19-though-no/article_eb5fb584-59cc-5393-9250-eeb9a539f957.html
positive test(s)WacoTexasCargilln/a1n/aturkeyM635+P635unknownWaco Tribune-Heraldhttps://www.wacotrib.com/news/local/at-least-2-waco-meat-processing-plant-workers-test-positive-for-covid-19-though-no/article_eb5fb584-59cc-5393-9250-eeb9a539f957.html
positive test(s)AmarilloTexasTyson Foodsn/a410n/abeefM245EunknownAustin American-Statesman, High Plains Public Radiohttps://www.statesman.com/news/20200517/coronavirus-in-texas-lsquowersquore-all-on-same-side-this-is-life-and-deathrsquohttps://www.hppr.org/post/over-400-covid-19-cases-identified-amarillo-tyson-plant-so-far
positive test(s)BryanTexasSanderson Farmsn/a27 employees, 35 contacts/family membersn/apoultryP19688+V19688unknownKBTX-TVhttps://www.kbtx.com/content/news/KBTX-Investigates-More-than-two-dozen-COVID-19-cases-at-local-poultry-plant-570559221.htmlhttps://www.kbtx.com/content/news/More-than-five-dozen-COVID-19-cases-tied-to-Brazos-County-poultry-processing-plant-570606981.html
positive test(s)TemperancevilleVirginiaTyson Foodsn/aabout 100 employees and those who came into contact; "roughly 510" total positive cases in Eastern Shore poultry plants; 1 of 10 plants affected, per CDCn/apoultryP806unknownEastern Shore Post, Washington Post, Virginia Department of Healthlocal official: "more than 50% of our total," 59 cases on Eastern Shorehttps://www.easternshorepost.com/2020/04/22/poultry-plant-employees-concerned-as-coronavirus-cases-increase/https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virus-spread-at-virginia-chicken-plants-alarms-health-officials/2020/04/28/7ef459d4-898e-11ea-ac8a-fe9b8088e101_story.htmlhttps://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2020-regional-news-releases/eastern-shore-health-district-announces-results-from-may-8-9-testing-clinic/
positive test(s)AccomacVirginiaPerdue Farmsn/aabout 80 employees and those who came into contact; "roughly 510" total positive cases in Eastern Shore poultry plants; 1 of 10 plants affected, per CDCn/apoultryP7903unknownEastern Shore Post, Washington Post, Virginia Department of Healthlocal official: "more than 50% of our total," 59 cases on Eastern Shorehttps://www.easternshorepost.com/2020/04/22/poultry-plant-employees-concerned-as-coronavirus-cases-increase/https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virus-spread-at-virginia-chicken-plants-alarms-health-officials/2020/04/28/7ef459d4-898e-11ea-ac8a-fe9b8088e101_story.htmlhttps://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2020-regional-news-releases/eastern-shore-health-district-announces-results-from-may-8-9-testing-clinic/
positive test(s)New MarketVirginiaNew Market Poultry Productsn/a"multiple"; "roughly 510" positive cases in Eastern Shore poultry plants; 1 of 10 plants affected, per CDCn/apoultryP4602AunknownWHSV-TV, Virginia Department of Healthhttps://www.whsv.com/content/news/New-Market-Poultry-facility-confirms-more-then-one-employee-570041131.htmlhttps://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2020-regional-news-releases/eastern-shore-health-district-announces-results-from-may-8-9-testing-clinic/
positive test(s)unknownVirginiaunknownn/a"roughly 510" positive cases in Eastern Shore poultry plants; 1 of 10 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, Virginia Department of Healthhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_downhttps://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2020-regional-news-releases/eastern-shore-health-district-announces-results-from-may-8-9-testing-clinic/
positive test(s)unknownVirginiaunknownn/a"roughly 510" positive cases in Eastern Shore poultry plants; 1 of 10 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, Virginia Department of Healthhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_downhttps://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2020-regional-news-releases/eastern-shore-health-district-announces-results-from-may-8-9-testing-clinic/
positive test(s)unknownVirginiaunknownn/a"roughly 510" positive cases in Eastern Shore poultry plants; 1 of 10 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, Virginia Department of Healthhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_downhttps://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2020-regional-news-releases/eastern-shore-health-district-announces-results-from-may-8-9-testing-clinic/
positive test(s)unknownVirginiaunknownn/a"roughly 510" positive cases in Eastern Shore poultry plants; 1 of 10 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, Virginia Department of Healthhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_downhttps://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2020-regional-news-releases/eastern-shore-health-district-announces-results-from-may-8-9-testing-clinic/
positive test(s)unknownVirginiaunknownn/a"roughly 510" positive cases in Eastern Shore poultry plants; 1 of 10 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, Virginia Department of Healthhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_downhttps://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2020-regional-news-releases/eastern-shore-health-district-announces-results-from-may-8-9-testing-clinic/
positive test(s)unknownVirginiaunknownn/a"roughly 510" positive cases in Eastern Shore poultry plants; 1 of 10 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, Virginia Department of Healthhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_downhttps://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2020-regional-news-releases/eastern-shore-health-district-announces-results-from-may-8-9-testing-clinic/
positive test(s)unknownVirginiaunknownn/a"roughly 510" positive cases in Eastern Shore poultry plants; 1 of 10 plants affected, per CDCn/aunknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, Virginia Department of Healthhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_downhttps://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2020-regional-news-releases/eastern-shore-health-district-announces-results-from-may-8-9-testing-clinic/
positive test(s)WallulaWashingtonTyson Foodsn/a277n/abeefM9268+V9268unknownWalla Walla Union-Bulletin, Tri-City Herald, Walla Walla County Department of Community Health press release, KOMO-TVhttps://www.union-bulletin.com/news/health_fitness/coronavirus/update-tyson-fresh-meats-in-walla-walla-county-linked-to-numerous-covid-19-cases/article_f118d37f-ebf5-54c0-84b9-83ea02216cdc.htmlhttps://www.union-bulletin.com/news/health_fitness/coronavirus/more-covid-19-cases-here-at-tyson-fresh-meats/article_1d1f9ac7-b43d-5504-bb6b-77e934b420f0.htmlhttps://www.union-bulletin.com/news/health_fitness/coronavirus/health-officials-require-more-of-tyson-fresh-meats/article_4b424025-2108-5157-ace2-e770dd172cf7.htmlhttps://komonews.com/news/local/3-workers-killed-277-infected-in-coronavirus-outbreak-at-e-wash-beef-planthttps://www.co.walla-walla.wa.us/4-21-20%20Press%20Release%20Walla%20Walla%20County%20COVID-19%20Update-%20Stay%20Home%20Stay%20Safe%20Final.pdfhttps://www.union-bulletin.com/news/health_fitness/coronavirus/tyson-still-awaiting-tests-following-trump-order/article_f607dc88-9043-5183-8490-9698cea82d4d.htmlhttps://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/coronavirus/article242465531.htmlhttps://www.union-bulletin.com/news/health_fitness/coronavirus/tyson-reopens-today-with-some-tests-still-lingering/article_f590b773-6f7d-5829-b5a3-917fcb84f71c.html
positive test(s)KelsoWashingtonFoster Farmsn/a9n/apoultryP6164A4/17/2020KOIN6, Midwest Center reporting, The Daily NewsFoster Farms confirmed cases in a statementhttps://www.koin.com/news/health/coronavirus/3-test-positive-for-virus-at-foster-farms-plant-in-kelso/https://tdn.com/news/local/four-more-foster-farms-workers-test-positive-for-covid/article_8f4d79b1-fe30-52a3-9451-58dd713c2195.html
positive test(s)CudahyWisconsinSmithfield Foodsn/a89n/aunknownSmithfield Foods press release, Milwaukee Journal Sentinelhttps://www.smithfieldfoods.com/press-room/company-news/smithfield-foods-to-close-two-additional-meat-processing-facilitieshttps://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/05/01/85-workers-test-positive-coronavirus-smithfield-plant-cudahy/3070192001/https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/05/08/second-wisconsin-meatpacking-worker-dies-of-coronavirus-800-infected/3095122001/
positive test(s)Green BayWisconsinJBSn/a262 employees, 86 people connected to employeesn/abeefM562unknownGreen Bay Press Gazette, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, AP, WBAY-TVhttps://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2020/04/20/green-bay-coronavirus-jbs-packing-american-foods-employees-infected/5165369002/https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/04/23/coronavirus-cases-linked-green-bay-meatpacking-plant-spike/3007750001/https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2020/04/25/brown-county-coronavirus-how-cluster-covid-19-developed/3000721001/https://apnews.com/b1503b5591c682530d1005e58ec8c267https://www.wbay.com/content/news/More-Brown-County-COVID-19-cases-linked-to-outbreaks-at-meat-packing-facilities-570047781.html
positive test(s)Green BayWisconsinAmerican Foods Groupn/a170 employees, 27 people connected to employeesn/abeefM410unknownGreen Bay Press Gazette, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, AP, WBAY-TVhttps://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2020/04/20/green-bay-coronavirus-jbs-packing-american-foods-employees-infected/5165369002/https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/04/23/coronavirus-cases-linked-green-bay-meatpacking-plant-spike/3007750001/https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2020/04/25/brown-county-coronavirus-how-cluster-covid-19-developed/3000721001/https://apnews.com/b1503b5591c682530d1005e58ec8c267https://www.wbay.com/content/news/More-Brown-County-COVID-19-cases-linked-to-outbreaks-at-meat-packing-facilities-570047781.html
positive test(s)DenmarkWisconsinSalm Partnersn/a35n/asausageM47164+P47164unknownGreen Bay Press Gazette, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, WBAY-TVhttps://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2020/04/20/green-bay-coronavirus-jbs-packing-american-foods-employees-infected/5165369002/https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/04/23/coronavirus-cases-linked-green-bay-meatpacking-plant-spike/3007750001/https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2020/04/25/brown-county-coronavirus-how-cluster-covid-19-developed/3000721001/https://www.wbay.com/content/news/More-Brown-County-COVID-19-cases-linked-to-outbreaks-at-meat-packing-facilities-570047781.html
positive test(s)Pleasant PrairieWisconsinCalumetn/a22n/aporkM1972+P17898+V1972unknownMilwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Kenosha Newshttps://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/04/28/more-wisconsin-meatpacking-workers-hit-coronavirus/3034621001/https://www.kenoshanews.com/news/local/national-guard-conducts-testing-at-two-kenosha-meat-processing-facilities/article_1efaad0c-c0cb-536c-8d3d-0750c017cbe6.html
positive test(s)KenoshaWisconsinKenosha Beefn/a15n/abeefM425B+P425BunknownKenosha Newshttps://www.kenoshanews.com/news/local/kenosha-county-meatpacking-companies-respond-to-covid-19-crisis/article_9a36aac8-555a-57b4-95a1-e00000bb0746.htmlhttps://www.kenoshanews.com/news/local/national-guard-conducts-testing-at-two-kenosha-meat-processing-facilities/article_1efaad0c-c0cb-536c-8d3d-0750c017cbe6.html
positive test(s)TollesonArizonaJBSn/a"a lot of"n/abeefM267unknownABC15 Arizonahttps://www.abc15.com/news/region-west-valley/tolleson/governor-ducey-responds-to-jbs-meat-plant-in-tolleson-employees-concerns
positive test(s)MoorefieldWest VirginiaJBSn/a18n/apoultryM810+P810unknownCumberland Times-Newshttps://www.times-news.com/coronavirus/18-covid-19-cases-at-pilgrims-pride-plant/article_f8d57135-e84a-550d-8144-1cf51d4aa88c.html
worker actionSpringdaleArkansasTyson Foodsn/an/an/an/aCivil Eats: "Venceremos started a petition earlier this month asking Tyson and other area processors to provide paid sick leave as the coronavirus begins to spread to rural America."https://civileats.com/2020/04/17/poor-conditions-at-meatpacking-plants-have-long-put-workers-at-risk-the-pandemic-makes-it-much-worse/
worker actionGreeleyColoradoJBSn/an/an/a3/31/2020Greeley Tribune, 9News: "more than 800 workers called out Monday, the same day the president of the union representing employees claimed word began spreading that there were positive cases of COVID-19 inside the plant"https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/jbs-meat-packing-greeley-covid-19/73-bc6727f9-6515-48eb-809b-63dd4ae5b2c4https://www.greeleytribune.com/news/jbs-to-close-through-april-24-after-being-ordered-to-close-through-wednesday-by-weld-state-health-departments/
worker actionKathleenGeorgiaPerdue Farmsn/an/an/a3/23/202013WMAZ: "about 50 employees walked out"https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/perdue-employees-walk-out-as-coronavirus-concerns-grow/93-7c7bdcbb-f3ec-439b-b541-9070e758b5cb
worker actionCold SpringMinnesotaJBSn/an/an/a4/27/2020Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Mohamed Goni, staff organizer at the Greater Minnesota Worker Center, said he was at the protest and more than 100 workers walked off the job. The protest was over Pilgrim’s Pride’s lack of transparency about the disease’s spread and policies surrounding it."company did not confirm cases at planthttps://www.startribune.com/pilgrim-s-pride-workers-protest-company-s-covid-19-policies/570022352/
worker actionMilanMissouriSmithfield Foodsn/an/an/a3/29/2020Columbia Missourian: "Seventy employees signed a letter to management March 29 alleging unsafe working conditions in the Milan plant and asking for increased measures to prevent coronavirus spread"https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/covid19/milan-meat-processing-plant-workers-cite-unsafe-covid-conditions/article_b2c655f4-7f2b-11ea-85e8-fb32c440c477.html
worker actionMilanMissouriSmithfield Foodsn/an/an/a4/23/2020KCUR: "Smithfield Foods, one of the biggest meat producers in the country, is operating its plant in Milan, Missouri, "in a manner that contributes" to the spread of the coronavirus, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday in Kansas City."https://www.kcur.org/health/2020-04-23/workers-sue-missouri-meatpacking-plant-allege-conditions-put-them-at-risk-for-covid-19
worker actionLewiston-WoodvilleNorth CarolinaPerdue Farmsn/an/an/a4/22/2020WITN-TV: "After workers at the Perdue Farms chicken plant protested and stayed off the job on Wednesday because a fellow employee tested positive for COVID-19, one of those employees is speaking out about their concerns."https://www.witn.com/content/news/Perdue-Farms-employee-speaks-out-after-co-worker-tests-positive-for-COVID-19-569954481.html
worker actionWest ColumbiaSouth CarolinaHouse of Raefordn/an/an/a5/6/2020WLTX19: "About 20 workers at the House of Raeford chicken processing plant in West Columbia walked off of their jobs Wednesday afternoon in protest of working conditions inside the plant."https://www.wltx.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/workers-walk-off-job-protest-conditions-westcolumbia-houseofreaford-chickenplant-southcarolina-coronavirus/101-c6ddee3d-4284-451d-9f39-d6fd81807f50
worker death(s)AlbertvilleAlabamaWayne Farmsn/an/a1poultryP1317+V1317unknownAL.comhttps://www.al.com/news/2020/04/chicken-plant-reports-75-coronavirus-cases-one-death.html
worker death(s)GreeleyColoradoJBSn/an/a8beefM969+V9694/13/2020Reuters, NBC News, Greeley Tribune, Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment, Denver Post, CNNhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-meat-focus/elbow-to-elbow-north-america-meat-plant-workers-fall-ill-walk-off-jobs-idUSKCN21V0WMhttps://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/latinos-coronavirus-deaths-meat-processing-plant-raise-alarms-about-worker-n1183916https://www.greeleytribune.com/news/jbs-to-close-through-april-24-after-being-ordered-to-close-through-wednesday-by-weld-state-health-departments/https://covid19.colorado.gov/outbreak-datahttps://www.denverpost.com/2020/04/30/coronavirus-sixth-jbs-greeley-worker-dies/https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/18/us/jbs-employee-dies/index.html
worker death(s)Fort MorganColoradoCargilln/an/a3beefM86RunknownColorado Dept of Public Health and Environmenthttps://covid19.colorado.gov/outbreak-data
worker death(s)unknownDelawareunknownn/aunknown4unknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
worker death(s)CamillaGeorgiaTyson Foodsn/an/a4poultryP2686unknownNew York Times, APhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/us/coronavirus-chicken-meat-processing-plants-immigrants.htmlhttps://apnews.com/16faf7d5bc7a34198df22b64f9825975
worker death(s)CorneliaGeorgiaFieldale Farmsn/an/a2poultryP1250unknownAtlanta Journal-Constitutionhttps://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/hundreds-georgia-poultry-workers-have-tested-positive-for-covid/K0vGYEGTSbvAYIeU3I6qtM/https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/novel-coronavirus-sickening-more-georgia-poultry-workers/Um9LhexvwSDFRiWyURTRCJ/
worker death(s)St. CharlesIllinoisSmithfield Foodsn/an/a3porkn/aunknownABC7 Chicago, Kane County Health Department press release, WBEZ Chicagoh/t reader, Grace Hauck of USA Todayhttps://abc7chicago.com/health/family-st-charles-smithfield-foods-worker-dies-from-covid-19/6133706/https://www.kanehealth.com/Latest-News/KANE%20CO%20HEALTH%20PRESS%20RELEASE%20-%20Kane%20County%20Health%20Department%20Issues%20Statement%20on%20Smithfield%20Closure%20050120.pdfhttps://www.wbez.org/stories/meatpacking-workers-dilemma-quit-job-or-face-covid-19-risks/36bc05bd-c2e3-4312-8a62-8f05196b5bd6
worker death(s)JoslinIllinoisTyson Foodsn/an/a2beefM245JunknownRock Island County (IL) Health Department press releasehttp://richd.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/042920covidmediarelease.pdf
worker death(s)Columbus JunctionIowaTyson Foodsn/an/a2porkM244L+V244LunknownAPhttps://apnews.com/16faf7d5bc7a34198df22b64f9825975
worker death(s)WaterlooIowaTyson Foodsn/an/a3porkM21397+P21397unknownAssociated Press, New York Timeshttps://www.seattletimes.com/business/coronavirus-cuts-deep-scars-through-meatpacking-cities/https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/10/business/economy/coronavirus-tyson-plant-iowa.html
worker death(s)LouisvilleKentuckyJBSn/an/a1porkM995unknownOhio Valley Resource, WFPLhttps://ohiovalleyresource.org/2020/04/27/one-worker-dead-more-than-200-infected-as-coronavirus-hits-ky-meatpackers/https://wfpl.org/as-trump-orders-meatpackers-to-stay-open-health-department-complaints-allege-louisville-plant-failed-to-protect-workers/
worker death(s)PlainwellMichiganJBSn/an/a1beefM562MunknownWHTC-AM/FM, Michigan Livehttps://whtc.com/news/articles/2020/apr/28/answers-sought-at-covid-19-stricken-plant-in-plainwell/1011971/https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2020/04/60-coronavirus-cases-1-death-at-plainwell-meat-plant.html
worker death(s)Dakota CityNebraskaTyson Foodsn/an/a3beefM245C+V245CunknownKMEG14, Sioux City Journalh/t readerhttps://siouxlandnews.com/news/coronavirus/tyson-foods-employee-the-latest-covid-19-death-in-dakota-countyhttps://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/tyson-delays-reopening-of-dakota-city-beef-plant-to-wait-for-covid-19-test-results/article_45e0057b-6d56-50e0-8346-d5349a8bec08.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1
worker death(s)FremontNebraskaLincoln Premium Poultryn/an/a1poultryP48304unknownOmaha World-Heraldhttps://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/fremont-chicken-plant-worker-dies-plants-in-madison-schuyler-to-close-temporarily/article_0791f20a-f47f-5c0e-9c9a-ede2ab0fd0a2.html
worker death(s)Sioux CityIowaSeaboard Triumph Foodsn/an/a1porkM46071+V46071unknownSioux City Journal, APhttps://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/seaboard-triumph-foods-worker-dies-of-covid-19/article_8146941e-1d1b-5586-9d91-d7b6a9b01f14.htmlhttps://apnews.com/8dc974e80d8836cdd91db41cff67efd3
worker death(s)SoudertonPennsylvaniaJBSn/an/a2beefM1311unknownPhiladelphia Inquirer, New York Times op-ed from workerhttps://www.inquirer.com/jobs/labor/souderton-jbs-hazelton-cargil-meat-packing-workers-safety-osha-coronavirus-20200413.htmlhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/29/opinion/coronavirus-worker-deaths.html
worker death(s)FredericksburgPennsylvaniaBell & Evansn/an/a1poultryM1015+P1015unknownPhiladelphia Inquirerhttps://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.inquirer.com/business/coronavirus-bell-evans-chicken-deaths-covid-19--20200428.html&ct=ga&cd=CAEYBCoTMzI5NTkwMTA3NzQ4OTIxNzc3MzIaOGQwMzRhNWM1MGQzMTk4NDpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNFcnXMrz4otYuR3vqu4MAXIBIc0uQ
worker death(s)Sioux FallsSouth DakotaSmithfield Foodsn/an/a2porkM17D+P7613+V17D4/14/2020AP, Argus Leaderhttps://apnews.com/26bf8fc20f2873d9701fd2ea95f87be4https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2020/04/21/smithfield-foods-worker-dies-coronavirus-craig-franken-sioux-falls/2996184001/
worker death(s)CenterTexasTyson Foodsn/an/a2poultryP325unknownTexas Tribunehttps://www.texastribune.org/2020/04/21/texas-investigating-meat-processing-plants-over-coronavirus-outbreaks/
worker death(s)DallasTexasQuality Sausagen/an/a2sausageM5666+P5666+V5666unknownDallas Morning Newshttps://www.dallasnews.com/business/local-companies/2020/04/28/dallas-meat-plant-workers-say-company-refused-to-close-despite-covid-19-outbreak/
worker death(s)CactusTexasJBSn/an/a1beefM3DunknownTexas Tribunehttps://www.texastribune.org/2020/05/02/amarillo-coronavirus-meatpacking/
worker death(s)unknownVirginiaunknownn/an/a2unknownn/aunknownCenters for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6918e3.htm?s_cid=mm6918e3_w#T2_down
worker death(s)WallulaWashingtonTyson Foodsn/an/a3beefM9268+V9268unknownKEPR-TV, KOMO-TVhttps://keprtv.com/news/local/pasco-grandfather-tyson-employee-loses-battle-with-coronavirushttps://komonews.com/news/local/3-workers-killed-277-infected-in-coronavirus-outbreak-at-e-wash-beef-plant
worker death(s)Pleasant PrairieWisconsinCalumetn/an/a2porkM1972+P17898+V1972unknownMilwaukee Journal-Sentinel, TMJ4 Milwaukee, Kenosha County press releasehttps://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/04/28/more-wisconsin-meatpacking-workers-hit-coronavirus/3034621001/https://www.tmj4.com/news/coronavirus/two-covid-19-deaths-at-kenosha-co-meat-processing-plant-prompts-for-cdc-investigationhttps://www.kenoshacounty.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1618
worker death(s)St. JosephMissouriTriumph Foodsn/an/a1porkM31965+V31965unknownKansas City Starhttps://www.kansascity.com/news/coronavirus/article242558731.html
worker death(s)SalisburyMarylandunknownn/an/a1unknownn/aunknownDelmarva Nowhttps://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2020/05/07/salisbury-man-dies-coronavirus-perdue-chicken-farms-md-covid-19-meat-packing-plant-poultry-worker/3077736001/&ct=ga&cd=CAEYCSoTMzY2ODg5ODQyMDc3NDQ5MDU4MzIaOGQwMzRhNWM1MGQzMTk4NDpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNG8dBJibWCFB3ka5UitiXULujrSag
worker death(s)WorthingtonMinnesotaJBSn/an/a1porkM3W+V3WunknownTwin Cities Pioneer Presshttps://www.twincities.com/2020/05/06/wednesday-coronavirus-update-30-deaths-with-2-tied-to-meat-processing/
worker death(s)LufkinTexasJBSn/an/a1poultryP218unknownKPRC Click 2 Houstonhttps://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/05/11/texas-meatpacking-plant-remains-open-amid-covid-19-outbreak-at-the-facility/
worker death(s)unknownArkansasunknownn/an/a1unknownn/aunknownArkansas Timeshttps://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2020/05/11/arkansas-poultry-workers-amid-the-coronavirus-were-not-essential-were-expendable
worker death(s)CromwellKentuckyPerdue Farmsn/an/a1poultryP19112unknownWKU FM (NPR affiliate)https://www.wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-meat-processing-plants-confronting-covid-19
worker death(s)MarshalltownIowaJBSn/an/a1porkM3S+V3SunknownKCRG-TV, Times-Republicanhttps://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Marshalltown-meatpacking-worker-dies-of-COVID-19-570589831.htmlhttps://www.timesrepublican.com/news/todays-news/2020/05/jbs-worker-dies-his-family-says-of-covid-19/

METHODOLOGY: Data that breaks down at what workplace an outbreak occurred is hard to come by. The only state in the above database that includes data on the setting of an outbreak is Colorado. Because of that, we're basing most of our count on numbers that have been reported in news stories. It's also difficult to get exact numbers because some companies, some states and even some unions have refused to release or confirm numbers. Additionally, in Brown County, Wisconsin, which has three plants with large outbreaks, local health officials told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel they've stopped tracking cases to the plants because it was time-consuming. So it's possible the overall figures are an undercount.

The figures the CDC has released appear to be outdated. For instance, the CDC says one worker in Georgia has died from COVID-19, but in mid-April a Tyson spokesperson told the Associated Press at least four of the company's workers in Georgia had died. Also, the CDC says only two plants in Iowa have been affected, but reporting, mainly from the Des Moines Register, shows otherwise. When reporting reflects local or state figures that are higher than the CDC's, we have used the local/state figures.

The Delmarva Peninsula includes parts of Maryland and Delaware. According to the CDC, 336 workers in Delaware have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Salisbury Daily Times, 262 Maryland workers have tested positive, but many of them work in Delaware plants. Until specific plants with specific worker counts can be identified in this area, we'll only count the Delaware figures reported by the CDC.

We're thankful for the great reporting other outlets are doing that allow us to do this.

Those outlets are: ABC7 Chicago, ABC57, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AL.com, Argus Leader, Associated Press, Cape Gazette, Cincinnati Enquirer, Civil Eats, Columbia Missourian, Courier and Press, CNN, Delmarva Now, Des Moines Register, Dodge City Daily Globe, DTN, Grand Island Independent, Greeley Tribune, Green Bay Press Gazette, Indianapolis Star, KAKE, KARE 11, KBIA, KEPR-TV, KOIN6, KTIV, KQED, Lewistown Sentinel, Meat+Poultry, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Minnesota Public Radio, Minnesota Reformer, Minneapolis StarTribune, Morning Call, Nashville Tennessean, NBC News, New York Times, The Oklahoman, Omaha World-Herald, Peoria Journal Star, Philadelphia Inquirer, Radio Iowa, Reuters, RTV6 Indianapolis, Sioux City Journal, The State, Texas Tribune, Tri-City Herald, York Daily Record, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, WITN-TV, WIBW13, WOI-TV, WOOD-TV, WTXL Tallahassee, 9News and 13WMAZ.

Pramod Acharya contributed data visualizations and research.

Sky Chadde is the Midwest Center’s Gannett Agricultural Data Fellow. He can be reached at sky.chadde@investigatemidwest.org.